A Possible Double Boost for Sam This Weekend

November 08 13:29 2007 Print This Article

Sam Allardyce will have a massive boost for Saturday's match as he will welcoming back his first signing this season Mark Viduka from injury. The giant Australian striker has not included in Newcastle's squad since he got calf injury in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City in late September, but he's ready for the Tyne-Wear derby on weekend.

Nicky Butt

To anticipate the derby clash, Big Sam foreign legions are understand the magnitude of the derby clash, he also concede that players with the North East roots such as Harper and Taylor having been doing their bit to get the message across their team mates.

“The game is massive anyway but it becomes even bigger given our recent results and because of the international break,” Sam added. “We have to put them right and there's no better place to do that than at the home of our local rivals.”

The win on Saturday will also become the second away win for Newcastle United this season. The boost of a win will be precious for both manager and his entire squad. But Sam Allardyce has urged his players not to freeze in the passion of a crucial Tyne-Wear derby.

Sam Allardyce will be loosing some of his first team players on Saturday. Given's absence, along with the suspended Nicky Butt, while Brazilian defender Claudio Cacapa also in doubt because the knee injury he picked last weekend.

“We have got to make sure we guard against that and use the energy involved around this game as a positive energy to bring the best out of us.” Said Big Sam.

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